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SPES products - technology & methods of manufacturing
- products with visible signs of using modern methods and tools in their production; e.g. visible outside and inside seams in clothing made with the use of a machine.
- products with visible signs of using both modern and traditional methods and tools in their production; e.g. main, inside seams in clothing are made with the use of a machine while outside stitches and details are sewn by hand.
- goods with visible signs of using only traditional methods and tools in their production; e.g. all seams in clothing are sewn by hand.
*NOTE. We always use high quality materials and fabrics while making our products - the above standards of their production are not related to the materials used.
This medieval round shield is a perfect addition to armament. It will work well during training and tournaments. Our round shield is an essential element of any medieval armament.
Round shield of this type is handmade of 8 mm plywood. Its inner side is covered with one layer of linen, and the outer one with two layers of the material. Medieval round shield has a diameter of 55cm. Its handle is very convenient and made of leather.
This shield is covered with linen canvas. The base of the umbo, which has an octagonal shape, is attached to the shield with 8 rivets.
We offer an option of painting a chosen pattern on the round shield. If you are interested in this option, please let us know via email: email@example.com and send a picture with a pattern. In a few days we’ll prepare a pricing for your painted medieval round shield.
What are the historical sources for our round shield?
Similar round shields can be found on numerous historical sources. One of them is the Catalan Biblia Sancti Petri Rodensis from the 11th century. Currently it is stored in the National Library of France.
Another example of a medieval round shield will be the richly illustrated Spanish manuscript Commentary on the Apocalypse, stored in Morgan Library and Museum in New York. Originally, the text was written in the 8th century by Beato from Liebana. It is one of the most popular texts on the Apocalypse of the medieval period, often copied and illustrated. One copy from the 10th century is stored in New York and it is perceived as the great example of Spanish illustrative art.
The third example of the round shield can be found in famous medieval romance The Romance of the Rose stored in Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, Paris.
What are the features of our round shield?
Our medieval round shield is:
- made of natural materials,
- available with an option of painting,
- equipped with a convenient handle.